The Government of Iceland in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers host the International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region on March 2-4 & and 8- 9 2021 in connection with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. On behalf of the government of Iceland, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, and the Ministry of Industries and Innovation are responsible for the preparation of the Symposium.
The International Symposium will focus on scientific knowledge of the problem and the best practices to deal with the huge challenge. In this way the symposium is expected to build a foundation of science and deliver information and advice for decision makers. Presentations except for the opening and closing sessions will be pre-recorded and available for participants to view at least 10 days before each session starts. Presenters or co-authors will participate in panel discussions on the content of their presentations. Poster sessions will also be prerecorded.